I really wasn't in the market for a new cleanser. I had settled down with my Clinique "Take the Day Off" Balm and we were in a very happy relationship. But then I was wandering down the aisles of Boots (as you do) and I can't explain this any other way than it was a complete impulse buy. I am devoted to my GinZing moisturiser and I can't be without it so I thought that the cleanser would be a good step to add to my skincare. I have tried to justify this by using it purely as my morning cleanser, and saving my cleansing balm for the night, and I have found it to work really well.
Like the moisturiser, it has a very citrus scent which is lovely and refreshing- absolutely perfect for the early mornings to wake you up. The one thing that I was a bit apprehensive about with this cleanser is that it has exfoliating beads in it. I was worried that it would be too harsh on my skin for everyday- I recently tried the Nip & Fab exfoliating pads and they did my skin no favors so I was worried that this would give my skin a similar reaction as I thought it would be too much for everyday. But once I tried it, I realised that the beads are not as harsh as some of the more traditional manual exfoliators. Since the beads are suspended in a gel, it makes it a little bit kinder for your skin. A little of this really goes a long way, and I find it to be a great way of giving your skin a light exfoliation without stripping your skin of its natural oils. After using this everyday for awhile I have noticed that my skin has been looking alot healthier, it doesn't look as dry, my foundation has been going on smoother and its just a really nice product to use first thing in the morning paired with the moisturiser.
It is definitely on the pricer side of cleansers so if you are thinking of investing I would recommend you check it out in store first to see if the beads are for you and if you like the smell. But if you want to throw caution to the wind and buy it anyway it is available to buy online here.